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2012 Senate Bill 1296: Establish six-year deadline for malpractice lawsuits against lawyers

Public Act 582 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on September 20, 2012, to require that malpractice lawsuits against lawyers, law firms or a “legal services” entity to be “commenced” within six years of the fault or omission.
    • Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 20, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on September 27, 2012, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 17, 2012.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on November 8, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on November 8, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 12, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 13, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012.
  4. Passed 99 to 11 in the House on December 13, 2012, to require that malpractice lawsuits against lawyers, law firms or a “legal services” entity to be “commenced” within six years of the fault or omission.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 13, 2012.
  6. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 13, 2012, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 2, 2013.

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